Quote of the WeekAs I was walking home last night, I overheard a snippet of conversation from another group of students:
"You guys, I finally figured out what I am going to do with my life. I am going to be a mortgage broker."I chuckled to myself because I have made many such statements over the course of my college career, and indeed throughout my life.
Age 8: I wanted to be a teacher
Age 12: I wanted to be a lawyer
Age 16: I wanted to be a mediator for family and divorce cases
Age 18: I wanted to be a counselor
Age 19: I wanted to be a therapist who specialized in sex and sexuality issues
Age 20: I wanted being a diabetes educator
Age 21: I wanted to be a college professor (specifically one who lectures while sitting on a table in the front of the room like all the cool profs in the movies)
And now that I am graduating? I want a job that I don't hate that will give me health benefits.
And eventually I want to go to graduate school, but definitely not now, and maybe not even a year from now. I want to find a grad school where I can study what I want to, but also one that is in the Bay Area.
And I want to infiltrate a video game company and start a covert operation in order to improve representations of women in games. And I want to teach, either full time or part time. And I want to find somebody to fund the crazy web project ideas I have floating around in my head. And I want to work with Zeph on the crazy web project ideas floating around in his head. And maybe I want to do a combination of some or all of these things.
For once, I am fine with not knowing where the hell things are headed. Life will work itself out. That having been said, the next person who asks me what I am going to do when I graduate is getting a punch in the nose.